Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

January 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Another year has passed – thanks for 2014

Last year, I have written my look back to the first year of “independence”¬†as well as an outlook to the second year at the end of January. As my exclusivity with iStock ran out at that time, it was logical. … Continue reading

November 26, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock changes payment schedules

In a forum post and email sent out to contributors, iStock/Getty have announced another major change for contributors. Actually there are two major changes: First of all iStock is now also formally be replaced by Getty Images as our contract … Continue reading

September 29, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Making more money from Shutterstock than iStock

September marks a new personal milestone in my overall earnings levels since I went non-exclusive from iStockphoto at the end of 2012: Especially Shutterstock and Stocksy United have returned new record numbers this month. Not saying too much about Stocksy … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How to make a living from selling 33 cents images

I am not shy talking about the amount of money I have been making from my photography in the past years. And I have been vocal about microstock or stock photography in general. So I get some feedback every now … Continue reading

Stock Photo: Road Markings - decisions

January 31, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The second year has started – the look forward

Yesterday, I have published my look back to my first year as a non-exclusive stock photographer. Now it’s time to move on and have a look forward to the second year. What I am expecting from my second year My … Continue reading